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Amsdorf 08-25-2012 12:41 PM

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms - CCW Explanation
I put this video together for the purpose of informing my friends, family and others why I choose to exercise my right to keep, and bear, arms. It is a concept that seems strange, foreign and even a bit weird to people who have never thought through the issues carefully.

How have you helped people understand your position on the Second Amendment? What have you found to be the most helpful way to move a conversation in a positive direction when these issues come up?

dragunovsks 08-25-2012 05:50 PM

I explain to them that it isn't only a gun thing, its a freedom that is guaranteed to us just like the first amendment. You don't have to love guns to love freedom.

mountainman13 08-25-2012 05:58 PM

Do you enjoy your life? Do you love your family? Isn't it your responsibility to protect them? What if you don't have a gun and the other guy does? Are you anti-gun enough to watch your child die???

That usually makes them think quite a bit.

aworldexport 08-28-2012 04:25 AM

Luk 22:36 Then said he(Jesus) unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Swords were not used to clean fish or to cut rope.It was for self-defense. Jesus thought it important enough that He told the disciples to in terms of today "carry".

Another example is Peter in the Garden when he cuts the ear off of one of the servants of the high priest that comes to arrest Jesus. Jesus told Peter---Mat 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Notice Jesus didn't tell peter to throw away his sword,Jesus told peter to sheath his todays terms Holster your weapon...
Pacifists often quote that passage in support of their position but it doesnt work.Jesus was saying if you go around solving all your problems with a sword(gun) then you will end up dieing by a sword(gun)..makes perfect sense.

Pacifists will site the passage about turning the other cheek but don't understand that in the 1st Century what Jesus meant was if you are "insulted" take it and turn the other cheek. In no way does Jesus mean take a fatal beating. I do not find anywhere in scripture where it teaches our lives are not worth preserving nor the lives of the innocent..Quite the opposite...

anyhow thought id put my two cents in..Enjoyed your video..God bless your minisrty...

cnorman18 08-28-2012 01:16 PM

I tell people about the three, count 'em, 3 circumstances in which my possession of a firearm likely saved me and/or my family from death or serious injury. The first was a home invasion at 3 AM, the second was an attempted mugging, and the third was a former close friend who had gone insane (literally -- he was institutionalized) and was heard saying, "I'd go over and kill him [me] and his wife, but I know that he's always armed." In every instance, the mere fact that I HAD a gun ended the threat.

Then I ask people, "If you can absolutely guarantee that I'll never need my gun again, I'll give it up. Can you?"

The only answer I've ever received was silence. That's in person and on the Internet.

Amsdorf 08-30-2012 01:11 AM

Amen, thanks for sharing.

treehugger49 08-31-2012 01:10 PM

Going beyond our God-given right to self defense, I try to make the point that how can anyone expect to transfer the responsibility of their own safety, and that of their family, to someone else? How can anyone justify in their own mind that it becomes someone else's obligation to provide for their safety and security?

Courts have upheld repeatedly that it is not the responsibility of the police to prevent crime from happening. So on whom does it fall to mount a defense? As the jingle goes, "Who ya gonna call?"

I also like the wolf/sheep/sheep dog analogy, but that's usually too long to work into a casual conversation...

Good setup - very similar to mine. I carry an XD-40 service in the CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe that you referenced, and in the warmer months when in shorts and T-shirts I transition to an LCP in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster. I have Talon Grips on both firearms, although I prefer the rubberized texture finish. I use Speer Gold Dots in the XD and FMJ in the LCP.

PanBaccha 08-31-2012 01:25 PM

As a pastor you might know too that even Jesus' disciples had carried defensive weapons (swords, etc). ;)
I once saved the life of a red-headed, freckled-face girl who was about to be dragged and raped by four black men.
How? By pulling out a S&W snub-nose .38 revolver. Had I had nothing as NYC mandates, that girl would have probably wound up dead.
Dialing 911 would have never worked in time. Especially since that time when we relied solely on telephone booths on street corners.

silverado113 08-31-2012 01:26 PM

We have to talk about this 9mm being a "powerful" j/k Nice video.

Amsdorf 08-31-2012 07:16 PM

: )

Tell you what, if you volunteer to take four rounds of Gold Dot JHP 9mm to the chest, and live to tell us about it, I'd like to get your opinion on the 9mm then.

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